In a move expected for months, executive vice president Peggy Binzel
announced Tuesday that she is leaving the National Cable &
Telecommunications Association to become CEO of CoreNet Global, an Atlanta-based
association for corporate real estate executives.
Binzel joined the NCTA March 27, 2000, recruited to the second-ranking post
by NCTA president and CEO Robert Sachs. But the Sachs-Binzel relationship did
not work out as planned, and she opted to leave before her contract expires next
'I've been privileged to have had the opportunity to represent this
incredibly dynamic industry from my days at Turner Broadcasting [System Inc.] to
the Fox cable networks to NCTA,' she said in a joint statement with Sachs.
Binzel is expected to leave the NCTA within a few days and start work at
CoreNet in Atlanta July 1.
'Peggy has been a great advocate for our industry and a valued colleague at
the NCTA,' Sachs said. 'We wish her every success in her new venture.'
Prior to the NCTA, Binzel was senior VP of government relations at News
Corp., the TV, film, publishing and cable network empire of Rupert Murdoch. She
joined News Corp. after a stint as director of government relations for
In her new job, Binzel will lead an international organization with a mission
of advancing the careers of thousands of executives who manage the real estate
interests of large corporations, both in the United States and abroad.
Binzel was a low-key personality at the NCTA who was responsible for keeping
tabs on cable issues on Capitol Hill and networking with Washington lobbyists
for other cable MSOs and programmers.
Binzel's departure comes just five months after vice president of
communications David Beckwith left to help Texas Attorney General John Cornyn, a
Republican, in his race for the U.S. Senate.
Beckwith was replaced Jan. 2 by Rob Stoddard, who was named senior VP of
communications and public affairs. Stoddard had been senior VP of public
relations at AT&T Broadband.
Stoddard declined to comment on whether he would be named as Binzel's
'We have no successor to announce at this time. Robert Sachs is going to take
a little time to identify candidates, and we don't have a specific timetable to
report,' Stoddard said.